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Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 174,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to habitat loss and degradation caused by agricultural expansion and collection of building material (del Hoyo et al. 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burundi Ruvubu National Park site factsheet
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau site factsheet
Kenya Dunga swamp site factsheet
Kenya Koguta swamp site factsheet
Kenya Kusa swamp site factsheet
Kenya Sio Port swamp site factsheet
Kenya Yala swamp complex site factsheet
Rwanda Akagera National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Akanyaru wetlands site factsheet
Rwanda Nyabarongo wetlands site factsheet
Rwanda Rugezi Marsh site factsheet
Tanzania Kagera swamps site factsheet
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kibimba Rice Scheme site factsheet
Uganda Kyambura Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Lake Bisina site factsheet
Uganda Lake Mburo National Park site factsheet
Uganda Lake Nakuwa site factsheet
Uganda Lutembe Bay site factsheet
Uganda Mabamba Bay site factsheet
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Nabugabo wetland site factsheet
Uganda Nyamuriro swamp site factsheet
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cisticola carruthersi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Species name author Ogilvie-Grant, 1909
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 174,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change